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UK Food Group

The UK Food Group worked towards a world with a fair and sustainable food system that can end hunger, restore the environment and improve social justice.

The UK Food Group was a network of around 50 development, environment, farmer and academic organisations in the UK working on global food and agriculture issues. The diversity of its membership gave it a unique, dynamic and holistic perspective on food and agriculture, as well as environmental, issues.

The UK Food Group worked to strengthen advocacy in the UK, the EU, the UN and other international bodies for a global food system that can achieve its vision.

The UK Food Group was in solidarity with the networks of those most vulnerable to hunger, including movements of small-scale farmers, herders and fishers in the global South. It supported their right to be part of decision making in the global food system at all levels.

Structural causes
The UK Food Group always tried to identify the underlying causes of problems in the global food system.

Speaking out
The UK Food Group aimed to let everyone know about the many great examples of sustainable and fair approaches to agriculture and localised food systems that exist. It also spoke out against unjust and environmentally reckless approaches to food and agriculture.

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